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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A surgical instrument that is used to distend an opening or an organ; A drug that causes enlargement or expansion; A muscle or nerve that widens a body part.

Usage examples (38)
  • Numerous and but slightly differing forms of the dilator are on the market.
  • This first dilator is pushed as far as the fundus in order to estimate the size.
  • This shoe is also provided with bar-clips, and forcibly expanded at the heels by means of a dilator.
  • "No, just the emergency pneumatic ... uh ... yes, I've got controlled dosage on the 'dilator, though." for more
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